Baton Rouge’s Archie Williams set to compete in ‘America’s Got Talent’ finals, airing tonight on NBC


Archie Williams, the Baton Rouge man who served nearly 40 years wrongfully incarcerated in Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary, is set to compete as 1 of 10 finalists in the finals round of ‘America’s Got Talent’.

Williams was wrongfully convicted of rape and attempted murder in 1983 and sentenced to life in prison at Angola State Penitentiary; once known as the bloodiest prison in America. 36 years later, DNA evidence proved Williams’ innocence and his conviction was exonerated.

You can vote and watch Archie, Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. on NBC Local33. The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 23.

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